The Shadow Within(2004)
(The second book in the Legends of the Guardian-King series)
A novel by Karen Hancock
Legends of the Guardian King, book 2, from the award-winning author of Arena. Karen Hancock brings to imaginative life the supernatural battle between good and evil, the preconceptions that keep us from embracing truth, and the distortions that trick and trap us. Four years have passed since the conclusion of The Light of Eidon. Abramm has been living peacefully abroad, but when he hears of trouble in his homeland, he returns to claim the crown he thought he'd never wear. But he has many enemies, including his murderous brother. The only thing that will save him is the Light that lives within him, but to appease his critics, he hides this. Before he can fulfill his kingship, he must reveal the truth and be reminded, painfully and powerfully, that his destiny can only be realized through humbly acknowledging his own weakness and the utter sufficiency of the One who created his destiny in the first place.
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Used availability for Karen Hancock's The Shadow Within
August 2004 : USA Paperback
August 2004 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition